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Brooklyn-based Amen Dunes release “I Can’t Dig It” off upcoming record ‘Love’

Amen Dunes is the musical venture of the ever talented Damon McMahon, a man who alludes to tradition, nostalgia, and timelessness. Thematically reflected within his music, McMahon wins over listeners through an exploration of singer-songwriter, rock, and progressive realms, which is explicit on previously released singles “Lonely Richard” and “Lilac In Hand”….

Prelow returns with style, deliver a “Simple Song” [Premiere]

Jesse Aicher and Matt Walsh met in their freshmen dorms at NYU through a mutual friend. Now, well into their 20s, the boys are making music under the Prelow moniker, steered by the same producers of Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey, and The Strokes; after just one track, they have put themselves in position to make…

Frank Ocean & Diplo team up with The Clash for Converse collab, “Hero” [Download]

Converse’s Three Artists, One Song initiative has orchestrated genre-spanning collaborations featuring the likes of Pharrell, Santigold, and André 3000, to name a few. These eclectic groupings produce good music though, a testament to the creative chemistry of some of the industry’s top-tier professionals. So in the spirit of creating one of the…

Blunda releases chilling second solo EP, ‘Messages’

Andy Blunda, of alt-rock groups Paloalto (now Golden State) and Fastball, is a classically-trained pianist and award winning TV composer. In early February, Blunda released his second solo EP, Messages. Few hits arise when you look for the first EP, but we managed to find this alt-rock inspired gem with a bit of internet…

Shura’s “Touch” is exactly what you need right now

When I was younger, I was bombarded with music. Whether it was my father playing records at home or my mother tuning in to whatever adult alternative station she could get her hands on, my parents were always grooving to something, so in turn, I was too. As a young…

Prelow wins MVP award with “For The Team”

NYC-based duo Prelow have been hard at work devising the perfect debut track, and it is finally here. While this may only be the first song from Jesse Aicher and Matt Walsh, we are hooked within seconds. The NYU students pair well together, as Walsh lays the foundation of a temperate, hazed-over production…

Bonobo Gig – Live review from Rock City

Bonobo – North Borders Tour at Rock City Bonobo is testament to the fact that the sci-fi synthetic sounds created by money-whoring artists who dominate the charts today should, and surely will, realise the errors of their ways. The British

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CRALIAS / HIPNECK / MICHAEL & LEVAN and STIVEN RIVIC

Before the realms of The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks and the Bermuda Triangle were contemplating the idea of creating a spawn from the DNA chromosomes of Kardashian and West, that fictional dream was only the thought of unreality and folklore. Now that those idealistic threads have been shattered into the grains of non-fiction, we can [...]

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ABBY – Streets (Monsieur Adi Remix)

Dancin’ with the devil on a level far beyond wickedness and iniquity, German band ABBY give an all-embracing thumbs up to Monsieur Adi remixing their recent ‘Streets’ single – as the man from France comes away with colossal synthesizer results. BONUS! MORE BONUS!

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DEJA – Still Falling

Falling head over heels in audio collision love, dance music’s version of The White Stripes carry on with a slow and gritty slow-timed beast – that moves shadowy and swift like a Dark Brotherhood assassin on-point for his / her first kill. 80’s glam gets re-injected from DEJA this April. DEJA – Still Falling

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Fyfe – “Lies”

Fyfe brings alternative pop to a whole new dimension with his latest release of “Lies”. In preparation of the release of Fyfe (Paul Dixon)’s debut EP titled Solace (set to be available April 7 courtesy of Benvolio Music), this 23-year-old Londoner greets us with his analytical yet instinctive take on the realm of pop. Deviating…

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”

As promised, today marks the day that eccentric trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs premiere their first song since 2010 on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. Karen O and gang put everything on the table with groovy cut “Sacrilege” that escalates from the bare basics they are known for into a…

LVL UP – “Nightshade” [Video]

Don’t be fooled by the all caps vowel-suck. LVL UP have nothing to do with Nintendo, and you won’t find a Gameboy anywhere near their rig. This New York lo-fi outfit is about as far from chiptune as one band can get. But with chunky guitars, big drums, and a…

RADIOHEAD / SILENT RIDER

Based from out of Brooklyn, New York – Reed Kackley’s Silent Rider’s is an art form loved in arrangement and tempo. As part of his live setup, Dan Goldberger, Ryan Payne and Aaron Goodrich enlist themselves as that extra kick needed to turn all of their studio work into a live, breathing monster. Alongside another [...]

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ALCALA x3

Daniel Alcala’s glorious choice of refrain use is evident amongst his remix of Worship’s ‘Horizon’ and his sharp & short, staggered use of electronic flairs on ‘Household Goods’ from TEED. ‘Pets’ by Porno For Pyros is just the icing on this ravenous New York City cake via its laidback and relaxing groove. WORSHIP – Horizon [...]

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